Sarasota

In every episode, Shelley lays the smackdown on misinformation and delivers key insights into local real estate. Grab your notepad, sunscreen and flip flops! It’s time to listen and learn how to successfully buy and sell homes in Sarasota, Florida so you too can enjoy living in paradise!

Check out a few episodes below!

  • 084 Merry Christmas 2021 and Year in Review
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on December 24, 2021 at 4:15 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all our listeners! We wish you the best in 2022! In this episode we chat about celebrating the holidays, the state of real estate in 2021, and some upcoming changes in 2022. We are taking a break for a few weeks while we get ready for our new production […]

  • 083 The most common fights couples have over buying a house
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on November 24, 2021 at 4:15 am

    In today's episode Shelley explains the most common fights couples have over buying a house, in the news we talk about the unusual seller demands in this crazy housing market, and The Local Flavor features Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant in Sarasota. Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant […]

  • 082 Why we love living in Florida
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on November 10, 2021 at 4:15 am

    We are vacationing in Blue Ridge, Georgia this week so instead of our normal format we are featuring an extended segment of The Local Flavor. It might seem odd to talk about Georgia in a podcast about living in Sarasota, Florida but proximity to places and activities you love is a big part of […]

  • 081 How is flood insurance changing?
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on October 27, 2021 at 4:15 am

    In this episode Shelley explains FEMA's new flood insurance pricing system called Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action which took effect in October 2021. This may have significant effects on current flood insurance rates. In the news interest rates and home prices are up and new listings are down, […]

  • 080 Ed flies solo with a quick real estate news update
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on October 13, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Shelley is out sick today with a cold (not COVID) so Ed is left to share some quick real estate news updates. Need help with your real estate questions? Call or email Shelley for a no pressure conversation about real estate in the Sarasota area! Email: shelleypanas@c21be.com Call / text: […]

  • 079 What does a seller have to disclose in Florida?
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on September 29, 2021 at 4:15 am

    In today's episode Shelley explains what sellers disclosures are and what sellers are required to disclose in Florida. In the news interest rates are stable, buyer demand is still high, and Canadian Snowbirds are poised to return this winter! (We love our snowbirds.) Finally we wrap up with The […]

  • 078 Who is watching your house?
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on September 16, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Who's watching your house when you're not there? Today Shelley interviews Brian Ehrlich of Trusted Concierge (trustedsrq.com) about his company's home watch and concierge service in Sarasota. In the news we talk about how buyers are hoping for the market to crash and what to do after a hurricane […]

  • 077 How to make your dumb home smarter!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on September 1, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Today Shelley tells you the ways you can turn your dumb home into a "smart home" and how these convenient devices need to be transferred from seller to buyer in a real estate transaction. In the news interest rates are still low, the housing market is still crazy, and moving scams by brokerages is […]

  • 076 Can your HOA make you get vaccinated?
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on August 18, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Can your HOA or condo association make you show proof of vaccination to use the amenities? Today in the news we start a new 'Market Snapshot' segment and The Local Flavor features Mellow Mushroom. The Local Flavor Mellow Mushroom https://mellowmushroom.com/ 6727 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL […]

  • 075 Is there a housing bubble in 2021?
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on August 4, 2021 at 4:15 am

    The short answer is no - there is not a housing bubble ready to burst in 2021. Listen to the full episode for details. In the news Shelley and Ed also talk about pool home prices and the trend of larger homes on smaller lots. Lastly they share their love of Tony's Chicago Beef in Sarasota and […]

  • 074 Get a move on!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on July 21, 2021 at 4:15 am

    In today's episode Shelley chats with Davina Jones of Suddath Global Moving, more listings in then news, and The Granary in Sarasota is featured on The Local Flavor! Davina Jones - http://suddath.com/ (Suddath Moving) 727-394-3103 ext. 1603 The Granary Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant […]

  • 073 Questions About HOA's
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on July 7, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Today Shelley answers questions about HOA rules & regulations, there are interest rate hikes and falling lumber prices in the news, and Ed has a special moment over the meat from The Butcher's Block in Sarasota. Featured in The Local Flavor: The Butcher's Block at 3242 17th St, Sarasota, FL […]

  • 072 Why You Can't Find a House to Buy
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on June 23, 2021 at 4:15 am

    In this episode Shelley shares some of the reasons behind why it is difficult to find a house to buy. In the news June is National Home Ownership Month, there are zombie homes creeping into the market, and we have updated stats about how many people are moving to Florida. The Local Flavor this […]

  • 071 Foreclosures, Auctions, and REO's
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on June 9, 2021 at 4:15 am

    In today's episode we answer a listener's question about foreclosures, interview Bobby Wynarczuk with Suddath Relocation Systems, and feature Nokomo's Sunset Hut in The Local Flavor. Are foreclosures, auctions, and REO's a good deal in 2021? This topic was suggested by one of our listeners, so […]

  • 070 Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on May 26, 2021 at 4:15 am

    It's Hurricane Season prep time again! Hurricane season starts June 1st so it's time to stock up on all your necessities in case a big storm heads your way. We've created a link to a comprehensive hurricane prep guide at https://c21.sale/hurricane (c21.sale/hurricane). The good news is there is […]

  • 069 Interview with Shawn Yesner
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on May 12, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Today we have a special guest - Shawn Yesner of https://www.yesnerlaw.com/ (Yesner Law)! He is an attorney specializing in bankruptcy in Tampa Bay with over 23 years of experience. He is also the host of https://www.yesnerlaw.com/podcasts/ (Crushing Debt Podcast) and author of the books […]

  • 068 It's been 3 years!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on April 28, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Hard to believe, but it's been a little over 3 years since we started this podcast! We've had some ups and downs and took a couple extended breaks to regroup and keep it going. For new listeners we decided to do a Q&A for you to get to know us a little better. Plus there is more good news […]

  • 067 Where is Shelley?
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on April 14, 2021 at 4:15 am

    In today's episode Shelley is missing from the studio (temporarily) while she is out showing homes, there is more positive news about the economy, and McGrath's Irish Ale House in Lakewood Ranch is featured in The Local Flavor. Need help with your real estate questions? Call or email Shelley for a […]

  • 066 Understanding Zillow Zestimates and Other Online Home Valuations
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 31, 2021 at 4:15 am

    What the heck is a Zillow Zestimate and how accurate are they? In today's episode Shelley explains how online home valuations work and why they may not be 100% accurate. In the news a Realtor in Oklahoma is using customer's brainwaves to help them buy a home and we bring back our favorite segment […]

  • 065 Happy St. Patrick's Day 2021!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 17, 2021 at 4:15 am

    It's St. Patrick's Day so we are celebrating by sharing our top picks for places to go eat, drink, and be Irish in the Sarasota area! Check their websites for details. http://www.cloversrevenge.com/ (Clover's Revenge) (local Celtic band) http://www.pub32sarasota.com/ (Pub 32) […]

  • 064 Home Design Trends for 2021
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 3, 2021 at 4:15 am

    With over 30 years experience in the home furnishings and design industry today's topic is one of Shelley's favorites! Knowing the current design trends can help sellers stage their house for the best possible results. Need help with your real estate questions? Call or email Shelley for a no […]

  • 063 Make your offer the BEST offer it can be!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on February 17, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Today Shelley shares her top 9 tips for making your offer the BEST offer it can be. Then we keep you up to date with Market Update News. Need help with your real estate questions? Call or email Shelley for a no pressure conversation about real estate in the Sarasota area! Email: […]

  • 062 We're Back for Good plus Market News Update
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on February 3, 2021 at 5:00 am

    We are BACK! (For good this time.) We took some time off from the podcast in the midst of the pandemic until we could make some scheduling adjustments and come up with a sustainable production schedule. Since our last episode in July of 2020 we've had a few changes including Ed leaving his day job […]

  • 061 Taking a short break
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on July 13, 2020 at 4:15 am

    We need a short break. For the past few weeks we have been working on a few marketing and branding projects to rework parts of our real estate business to help tie everything together (website, social media, printed materials, and of course the podcast). We will be back with new episodes on Labor […]

  • 060 Father's Day 2020 - Remembering Ed's Dad
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on June 21, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    With the economy opening up Shelley's work schedule has kicked into full gear so her availability to record this week's episode disappeared around Saturday morning. Since it's Father's Day weekend we decided to share one of Ed's favorite segments of our show where we interviewed his mom & […]

  • 059 Why You Should Use a Realtor for New Construction
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on June 15, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Do you need a Realtor for new construction? The sales agent in the builder's office is very helpful and they are there to help you build the home of your dreams, right? Maybe not. In today's episode Shelley shares a few ways a realtor can help you get the most out of building your new home. Need […]

  • 058 COVID-19 Real Estate Market Update
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on June 8, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Where is Shelley today? Shelley sells condos by the seashore, or something like that. Since Shelley is not available to record this week, Ed is flying solo behind the mic to provide a quick Florida real estate market update for April & May. COVID-19 has hit Florida's economy pretty hard […]

  • 057 Hurricane Prep 2020
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on June 1, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Living in Florida? Then it's time to get ready for Hurricane Season! Thinking of moving to Florida? Then you need to learn about hurricane prep before relocating here. The good news is that it's not very difficult to get prepared. In today's episode we share what we've learned from the past few […]

  • 056 Memorial Day
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on May 25, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Today Shelley turns the microphone over to Ed to chat about Memorial Day, some interesting facts about it's origin, and a few stories from his service in the U.S. Navy and why his dad, a 30 year Navy veteran, wouldn't let him be a Marine. Some of the content in this episode was sourced from […]

  • 055 Understanding representation in Florida
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on May 18, 2020 at 4:15 am

    What is representation mean in a real estate transaction? Are all agents in Florida representing their customers in the same way? Today Shelley talks about the 3 forms of representation in Florida real estate and why it's so important to know which type of representation your agent is providing […]

  • 054 The 9 questions to ask yourself before becoming a real estate investor
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on May 12, 2020 at 12:56 am

    In this episode Shelley lists the 9 questions to ask yourself if you're thinking about becoming a real estate investor. What is your end goal? What is your experience? How do you plan to pay for the property and repairs What type of property are you looking for?  How much do you want to […]

  • 053 COVID-19 Update What is Phase 1?
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on May 4, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Good news! We are in Phase 1? What is that? Today Shelley shares information from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis regarding Phase 1 of getting back to normal from COVID-19. Great news if you want to go out to eat or have elective surgery, not so much if you want to go to the gym or grab a cocktail at […]

  • 052 Closing on a home in 2020
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on April 27, 2020 at 4:15 am

    In today's episode Shelley picks a new way to start the show and explains how closing on a home has changed over the years. Also it's ALLIGATOR MATING SEASON! We discuss some tips on how to live with alligators if you live in Florida or are thinking about relocating to the Sunshine State. Links […]

  • 051 How to manage your mortgage during the COVID-19 pandemic
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on April 13, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Today we are going to discuss your mortgage during this global health situation. Many people are facing the prospect of limited or no income over the past 30 days and into the future for an undetermined time frame.  Although the federal government has passed stimulus programs providing checks […]

  • 050 What does COVID-19 mean for 1st time home buyers?
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on April 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

    In 2019 if someone asked what you would be doing in April of 2020 I don’t think anyone would have come close to what is going on right now do to Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Maybe 2020 was the year you were going to purchase your first home, so now what? Does your dream of […]

  • 049 Working from Home
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 30, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Shelley has been successfully working from home from home for the past 5 years. It wasn’t always smooth sailing.  When things were working she took the time to evaluate why and change my process. Her perspective, based on trial and error helped to create the following list: Keep your […]

  • 048 Buyers Closing Costs
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 23, 2020 at 4:15 am

    Today we are going to wrap up the conversation we started during the last episode concerning Closing Costs. During the last episode we discussed those relating to the seller. Today, we will review those of the buyer. In FL, homebuyers typically pay between 3-3.5% of the sale of the home […]

  • 047 Sellers Closing Costs
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 16, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Closing costs can be so completely confusing! Over her years as a Realtor® Shelley has had several discussions with her customers about closing costs. What are they? How much do I need to plan for? Can I negotiate them? Today's episode is the first of two parts. This week Shelley will cover […]

  • 046 Yesner Wins!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 7, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    In this episode, our good friend Shawn Yesner is our first ever guest host!  Ed and Shawn are in Orlando attending PodFest 2020 while Shelley is back in Sarasota working with multiple listings. Ed was going to just post a quick show this week, but since Shawn has years of experience in real […]

  • 045 And this makes TWO!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 2, 2020 at 6:45 am

    TWO IN A ROW! TWO IN A ROW! We almost took this week off due to both of us having a nasty flu bug the past few days, but we aren't just some flash-in-the-pan pod-fading slackers! So we fired up the mics, took a few shots of NyQuil and shared some random gibberish for you all. In this episode: […]

  • 044 We Were on a BREAK!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on February 24, 2020 at 6:38 am

    We are BACK! We didn't mean to take a full year off, it just sort of happened. It wasn't you, it was us. In today's episode, we share a list of ridiculous excuses for why we were stopped recording our podcast (and a few of the actual reasons). Just the same, we are back to recording and will be […]

  • 043 Shelley is out this week - time to EXPERIMENT!!!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 28, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Shelley is out this week recovering from her operation, so Ed has taken over the show and it has gone off the rails. Please come back soon Shelley! Here is what Ed did in Shelley's absence: Streamed a FB Live episode of the show. Recorded this episode with his various gadgets and gizmos. […]

  • 042 PodFest Multimedia Expo 2019
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

    This was the best PodFest EVER! Well, except Shelley wasn't there, so it had a major downside for Ed.  =( This year PodFest was bigger with more speakers, more vendors, and more attendees than ever before!  If you are thinking about starting a podcast in 2019 then you need to join a […]

  • 041 Shelley's Battle with Cancer
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on March 7, 2019 at 9:45 am

    On February 9th we celebrated our 1st year anniversary in podcasting!  Though we had a great first year in podcasting, 2018 proved to be full of more challenges than we expected. In June of 2018 our show's host was diagnosed with breast cancer. That is about the time we took our short […]

  • 040 It's our ONE YEAR PODIVERSARY!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on February 13, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Hard to believe it's been a year! Our first episode was released on Feb 9th 2018 which we launched while attending Podfest pod in Orlando. To celebrate our first year as podcasters we decided to take a break from our normal format to discuss our first year in podcasting featuring some very kind […]

  • 039 St Pete Podcasters
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on February 7, 2019 at 11:54 am

    A great evening with St. Pete Podcasters! This week we took a break from real estate to visit our friends Robyn Sayles and Diane Kutz of St. Pete Podcasters at their monthly meetup at Pinellas Ale Works! We gave a short presentation about how we got started in podcasting including gear, software, […]

  • 037 A Closer Look - Should you get a pre-listing inspection?
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on January 24, 2019 at 7:37 am

    "But why would we get an inspection before the house is on the market? Isn't that the buyers problem?" In today's episode Shelley explains how a pre-listing inspection can help you avoid unpleasant surprises when selling your home.  She also explains the benefits of including a home warranty […]

  • 036 Real Estate Agents - What can they do for you?
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on January 18, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Today we kick off the new season with the first episode of our 2019 season.  Shelley gives you all the reasons you should hire a real estate agent (or REALTOR®).  Ed shares his news about becoming a REALTOR® struggles with why REALTOR® is spelled "REALTOR®". […]

  • 038 Clean It Up! - How to get your home ready for sale
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on January 6, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    What do we mean by 'clean it up'?  Today Shelley shares her best practices of how customers should prepare their home for sale including removing clutter, giving the house a thorough cleaning, deodorizing, and clearing out overly crowded storage spaces. […]

  • 035 Happy New Year 2019!
    by Shelley and Edward Panas on January 1, 2019 at 8:54 am

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019! We have had an exciting year in 2018 with some changes and challenges along the way.  In this week's episode we close out 2018 with a quick year in review with highlights including starting this podcast, Ed getting his real estate sales license, and us moving into a new […]

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